Lake of the Ozarks – Aug. 31, 2020 – Country music fans will be happy to hear that the Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host its eighth annual Classic Country Jamboree benefit at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Exhibition Center at Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to the 20,000 square-foot exhibition center that will allow attendees space for social distancing. Please wear a mask if desired.
A blockbuster of talented entertainers and the Board of Directors Band will perform a variety of traditional country music. The event will raise scholarship funds for students attending State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks and for Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association. Last year the benefit raised $17,000 for SFCC’s Lake of the Ozarks student scholarships.
This year’s headliner is Leona Williams, an international country music star. She has written songs and performed with artists such as Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and others. Her son Ron Williams, acclaimed Nashville recording artist and crowd favorite, also will perform.
Returning are Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddler extraordinaire, singer, recording artist; Alicia Farrell Lange, a Lake of the Ozarks native who is a demo singer and back-up vocalist in Nashville; J.R. Love, a talented country and gospel singer from St. Louis area; and The Board of Directors Band, with Jim Phinney on rhythm guitar, Elijah Chastain on lead guitar, Jimmy Willis on drums, Darrell Cummings on steel guitar, and John Farrell on bass. Bill (Goofer) Atterberry, singer and comedian, returns this year guaranteeing everyone a good laugh. Bill was an entertainer at Lee Mac’s Ozark Opry in Osage Beach for over 38 years.
Special guest this year is Lake of the Ozarks’ legend, Monte Davidson who was well known at the “Wild Times” at Lodge of Four Seasons along with his pet bull, Gomer.
Another special guest is Frank Warmbrodt, a favorite among traditional country music fans and a well-known singer at Steel Guitar Shows across the country.
Ken Kinzie with KRMS radio station and John Farrell will emcee the event.
A dance floor, concessions and a “bucket raffle” table with several exclusive items will be available. Raffle tickets will be a $1 donation per ticket. A live auction will be held for a week’s stay in a condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Tickets are $20 for GCMA members, $30 for nonmembers and free for children under age 12. Tickets are available at John Farrell Real Estate Company, 5750 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, and the SFCC Foundation, 3201 W. 16th St., Sedalia.
John Farrell, Brad Rigby and Tony Smith founded the GCMA in 2009 to promote, perform and maintain traditional country music. The association is a 501c3 organization.
For more information or tickets, contact Lynn Farrell at (573) 348-2181, (573) 216-2182 or at Lynn@JohnFarrell.com.
Learn more about the GCMA at www.gcmatherealthing.com or on Facebook.